The Real True America

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The Real True America.

Submitted: August 20, 2012

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The Real True America

 

The pressure is consuming

Never ending, thrill ensuing

Pressure that drives the will

But doesn’t pay the bill

 

Never expecting more than you think

 And thinking no more then you expect

But dreaming more than you do

And doing no more than you dream

 

The Land of the Free

But we have no freedom

The Home of the Brave

But we are not brave

 

We go through life with the pressure

And the dream

That make all seem

So rosy and sweet

 

But these dreams aren’t real

You won’t achieve what has so much appeal

For we all want to make history

We all want our lives to be marked as a mystery

But see how few have mystery and make history

 

We are a land built on myth

Not fact

We are a land built on money

Not morals

 

Sex and Sin dominate

 With Love and Luck subordinate

Greed and Wealth desired

With Humility and Honesty a mere mask

 

To cape the fact that we have moved past

Past being human

Past wanting to help

Past wishing for better

 

But wanted only more

More power

More money

More things

 

Republic we are not

Liberty and Justice not received

America is not for All

The Land and Sea of Greed

And of never ending Poverty

 

None can escape the endless cycle

That is America

America is All

All the hate

All the anger

All the want

All the have nots

 

This is America

Land of the Suppressed

Home of the Distressed

 

But the distress is not eternal

For every part of America that is bad

There is two more parts that are glad

 

We are forever trying

And wanting to achieve and advance

To the degree that we get many a chance

For us to prove our worth in the world

 

We don’t ever give up

And say enough is enough

For when the going gets tough

We get rough

 

When others would give up and give in

We step up and shape up

We aren’t a country that takes things lying down

 

For when one is insulted, all are

America stands united

Ready to claim and conquer

 

America is Evil

Yet America is Good

America is Weak

Yet America is Strong

America is America

 The one and only


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